November 30, 2012 Students CU-Boulder Today

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas to speak at CU Dec. 11

Jose Antonio Vargas- a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, founder of Define American, and an undocumented immigrant- will speak in the University Memorial Center Glenn Miller Ballroom on Tuesday, Dec. 11.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are free for students and community members.  

Recent graduate engineers his dream job

Like many youngsters, Jake Timmons (MechEngr ’12) enjoyed playing with trains when he was a kid. But he never imagined he’d get to work for a railroad when he grew up. Today, he works for one of the largest freight railroad networks in North America.

Dated as old as the dinosaurs

An analysis of mineral grains from the bottom of the western Grand Canyon indicates it was largely carved out by about 70 million years ago -- a time when dinosaurs may have even peeked over the rim, says a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

CU-Boulder space-traveling spider finds home at Smithsonian museum

A jumping spider named Nefertiti that lived on the International Space Station in a habitat designed and built by a University of Colorado Boulder team has returned to Earth after 100 days in space and found a new home at the Smithsonian Museum of

Community Notes

Take the Program Council Survey!

Here at Program Council, we love putting on shows for CU. We love it even more when we bring the music that CU students want to hear. Take our quick survey (less than five minutes) about your musical preferences and be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Ticketmaster!

Winter at CU

Holiday Jazz Concert at CU Law School

Monday, Dec. 3 is a Holiday Jazz Concert at CU Law School (2450 Kittredge Loop Road)! The concert will feature an 18-piece jazz band from 5:30-6:15 p.m. in the Wittemyer Courtroom. From 6:15-7:15 p.m., there will be a catered reception, pictures with Santa, and silent auction in Boettcher Hall.

BioFrontiers Seminar Series

BioFrontiers Seminar Series Presents: Dr. Scott Handley “Expansion of the Enteric Virome During SIV Infection”

The BioFrontiers Institute and IQ Biology is sponsoring a special seminar that will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 at 4 p.m. in the Butcher Auditorium in the JSCB building, east campus, room A115. Dr. Handley was previously scheduled to visit this campus in November but had to reschedule for this date.

Farewell to Fritz

Fiske Planetarium hosts "Farewell to Fritz"

Please join us at Fiske Planetarium this Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7 PM). "A Farewell to Fritz" is a fond send-off to the old planetarium star projection system. The group mindSpiral has performed at the planetarium for many years, and for this farewell to our beloved Fritz we feature a 5-member group with several well-known space musicians.

Global seminar to Israel information session

Join the Program in Jewish Studies and CU's Study Abroad Program for an information session about this newly approved global seminar, "Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in Israel" that will be offered as a Maymester 2013 course in Israel from May 21-June 20, 2013.

This seminar is open to all students of all backgrounds and majors.

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